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NCJ Number: 140220 Find in a Library
Title: Shedding Light on Security Problems
Journal: Security Management  Volume:36  Issue:12  Dated:(December 1992)  Pages:63-66
Author(s): B Jefferson
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 4
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After a discussion of the importance of lighting in a security system, this article discusses issues that should be considered in the selection and maintenance of a lighting system.
Abstract: Effective lighting is more than a deterrent to crime. It is essential for the effective operation of closed-circuit television and other monitoring operations of security personnel. In selecting the most cost-effective lighting system for a particular site, security managers must carefully consider various elements in security lighting system and how they interrelate. The key elements in a lighting system are lamps, which produce the light; luminaries, which house the lamps; ballasts, which modify incoming voltage; maintenance, which involves keeping lighting systems functioning at their peak; and controls, which are the means by which lights are tuned on and off or dimmed. This article discusses each of these key elements of a lighting system and what factors in each of these elements must be considered by security managers in the selection of a lighting system; for example, for each of the types of lamps available on the market, its technology, benefits, and disadvantages are explained. 2 exhibits
Main Term(s): Lighting
Index Term(s): Equipment evaluation; Equipment maintenance and storage; Security management
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